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EVENING BULLETIN, HONOLULU, T. II., THUItSDAV, DEC. 21, 190S.
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A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
TO ALL AND MANY HAPPY ,
RETURNS OF THE DAY
HAWAII CHRISTMAS SPIRIT x '
happened only a day or two ayo. f was passing in the
streets and I iaw a mother pooily but cleanly clad and her little
buy. The child was-holding in hit liny hands a toy, d toy prob
ably bought with some money saved uith a motherly loiing sac
rifice. The boy'was happy; the .sweet smile on his face told me
so. And the mother was happy, too, for she knew thai her child
was happy. ,
JS'eirr a til I be able to know who they were. I had only a
shut ylanre 0 them. But the .sight of his happy mother and her
child recall 1 to my mind another Mother, the best of all mothers,
and her Child, the best of all children. Xcarly two thousand
years ago, (his Mother had. brought forthJnto-dtfzxadddtcr Di
vine Child, on the birth of whom the attach satin. Glorti to Qod
in the highest, and peace on ratlh to mcn'iif good-will. 'Yeats 1
and centimes hare passed since.
1 have seen, heard, and tend of people of many lands and
climes. Of many I have Stated their happiness or misfortunes.
All have had their patt of both pleasures and sorrows. But
whenever Christmas comes near, the air seems filled once more
with that peace the angch bt ought to the 'tvorld; and the Chris
linn mother, full of that love God has instilled in her heart, tries,
in whatsoever condition of life she may be, to make her dear lit
tle ones happy.
.Ind not only do people here in Hawaii think of their own,
but they hat c .something for their friends and for the Poor.
Blessed be llawaiunci, for Aloha is not only on the lips of
Ihc people but also ittheir hearts.
A Merry Christmas to all! ,
CHRISTMAS AND THE . H0ME,.jb'
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(Uy Henry H. Ttcsturick-, Bishop of Honolulu)
Undeilying the spirit of Christmas, whether recognized by
the indh idual or not, is the capicssion of thanks for a great gift.
Behind all the giving on this day in all the Christian wotld, is
the tecognition of the gteat gift of God la man.
Whether men lose sight of it or not, Ihc spirit of Christmas
springs from the Gift of the Child Jesus.
Who citti measure the extent of the joy to human heatls ithica
this spitil, springing from that Child, gives to the world on
Christmas Day? From the time when the sun first gilds the
towers and domes of Bcthlchctji and Jerusalem on Christmas
morning, as it ttavcls westward, opening the gales of. day in
every land, men, women, and little children arc made happy by
gifts from lot cd ones near and far. Wherever the sun has shone
on Chtislian lands, scarce one, hawcicr poor, but has had some
little gift to brighten his life.
Wonder full Wonderful! That the birlh of a Jewish peasant
boy should result in this, and that it .should increase as the cen
turies loll on. Talk of miracles here is a miracle indeed!
And yet the spirit of the day is not always as unselfish as it
should be. The spirit of the day should lead its first, not last,
to think of 'those-to whom our gifts wOuld'mcan mucll'of help
and comfort, as wclhasjoy and remembrance.
Therfiiu much oflcharm in Ihc old ways when Christmas
brought men together, whena
"Tim Miuni-el donned her kirth sheen,
Then opened v ido tho baron's hall,
V Thodull was decked v ith holly preen, 1 '
To vassal, tenant, ferf, and all."
' Men felt mote a common interest than in these days which
separate. It is the spirit of Christmas which has always made
flah6tnc-ihty. t Whcreier wo ate our minds wander back to the
daijs'tvhcn wi tvere Oiildrcn. We recall faces no longer on the
earth, and we sigh as we think of the passing years. Yes, we all
think of our old homes, and it is well, for all that makes the word
"home" bear in upon the mind the sweetest, tho purest, the most
ennobling sentiments,. is the spirit which the' Christ-Child has
Poets hare sltiicn to till and at lists have tried to portray the
meaning and the beauty of the Mother and Child. What these
mean to human life is shown in the spirit of the Christian home,
where giving, tovz, and service is the law and the joy of family
It is this spiril'MhtcK c should arry through all the days of
the year not in Ihf family only, but into the wider circle of our
related and social life.
Tlys spirit will bring peace, to our own hearts and hasten the
day when peace and good-will shall pre tail in the wotld, for this
tis to (omc, to( by jtlieprotjiujyajion of schemes or the passing of
lav's,huj htfihe sftirifof Christmas and of Chtist possessing the
hearts of men.
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BREOTH OF CHRISTMAS
By Rev. Doremut Scudder
The most widely observed memo
tlal on this globe Is Christmas Day.
1 here Is no other holiday or religious
observance that can for a moment bo
compared with it (or universality. If
China and Itussla should ndont tho
Gregorian calendar nnd should train
their Ave or six hundred millions o(
people to celebrate. New Year's Day
with the rest of Europe, Asia, nnd
America, Christmas might havo a
rhal, but long beforo that tlmo ar
rives the day set npart for observing
the anniversary of tho birth of Jesus
will havo spread over every land. Tho
ether Christian festival, Resurrection
Sunday or" Easter, whlie growing" lh
popular favor every icar. will never
have qulie-the voguo of'Chrls'tmas,
because Easter Is pre-eminently an
adult celebration; Its significance
and Its appeal more largely affectol
der people, whllo Christmas touches
Christmas possesses Us great Influ
ence largely because it is the ono uni
versal homo festival. The Stato and
the Church cquallyr depend upon the
integrity and sanctity of the Family
for their stability nnd for their very
existence Hence Church and Stato
meet upon common ground on Christ
mas Day. Iloth are equally Interest
ed In this 'festival of tho Home. Our
public schools as well as our churches
therefore make mora nnd morn nr
Christmas joar by year. In this day
of easy divorce everything which
tends to dignify, elevate, and sancti
fy the observance of Jesus' Day
should be fostered by every true lov
er of mankind. For Jesus with His
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unlquo lovetpr ihlldicn nnd His
teaching (.pvrrluB tho liniolablllty of
marriage- la, 1)5 trily tho Sailor )( the
Homo as .of tftie Imlhlduul man.
It need hailly be pointed out that
Christmas ls.ihe ideal holiday of sci
ence. To thusclentlst tho child Id'thci
most important object In tho worid of
lib ken. The'lonc cons of evolution
lead up to man as tho culmination of
all of Nature's universal efforts, am.
tho entlro hone of mankind rents in
tho child. The gradual lengthening of
the period ofocjilldhood mado man pos
bible. It took all tho ages of past stud
up to tho middle of tho lust century
to find this out. lint tliulesuuu has
been well learned and today tho bfht
of human cnlcaor is centered upon
tho child. The pointing of benevolent
expenditure Is unmlstukablo. IMuca
tlon takes tho ust preponderance of
such gifts. Upon tho problems of
child training tho finest thought and
1 ollcst passjon of tho world is now
centered past nil recall, wo aro en
tering tho era of the child and Isaiah'
ircnlBlon -'A llttlo child shall lend
them" has found Its full justification.
is It strango that. Christmas, tho fes
tival of children, should nour tho
craw n, of "impress of holtdajs?" 8cl
tnco'gurolymcets Keliglon here, both
on 'bended 'kneo beforo tho Uabe of
Tor in the teaching of Jesus tho Child
is supremo. I. Ike llttlo children we
must all become to enter Ills king
dom. IniKsslblo that with such a
Master tho world could find In any
bthci day' so much significance for Its
own futuro ns in merry, merry Christ
mas', whoso very spirit Ik tho central
article of 'our Faith "Wo Grow by
(fly Ilev. A. C. McKcevcr)
"Tho coming of Christ Into tho
world gad to man tho idea of Monro;
wherever his religion Is taught and
accented ono will always And homes
established. Tho beautiful lamtuugo
of skeptical France has no word for
HAWAIIAN SOUVENIR PURSES
Roll top,Flat top,and Book
keeper's DESKS. Large
new Stoek just arrived.
Roll top Desks up to six feet
in length. Prices the lowest
Acre of Floor Sjpaoe Devoted to Furniture
homo. His coming Iuib" taught tho
biothcrhoud of man In Its lory high
est Kcnsc. That wo bear each other'
burdens Is Ills supremo Id'V. Ills bo
Ing bum in n stable has brought a
blessing even to animals so that wc
l,ao our humane societies and arc
taught to bo merciful to tho beasi.Vi
At these Christinas lime's, ns wo ro
member, tho Jewish shepherds nnd tho
pagan wise men all camo to do Illui
homage, ro Indeed, through Christ wo
And God has created of one blood all
nations and wo are unified in Him.
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO
Tho people of tho Territory of Ha
wall aro practically a unit in ' de
manding that tho Organic Act of this
Territory shall not be amended la
any particular until t,hcy hao been
lully Informed and havo had an op
portunity to not only know of . the
amendments but express their opin
Exceptions to the rulo arc not to be
found outside those openly or secretly
In favor of the rule of Hawaii as a
colony, or others selfishly Interested
in some, particular chnngo which
they tuny know Is on the tapis, hut
of which tho people at largo aro 'not
jet Informed. 1
Query throughout the buslnrsi
community; query nmong'tho jteoplo
has jet failed to develop nn answer
or a volunteer reply to tho question'
WHO called for a geacrifl revision of
tho Organic Act of Hawaii? WHO
proposed that a bill should bo Intro
duced and hearings held, beforo tho
people, wero Informed of tho charac
ter of 'the bill and what lis passago
will mean to this Territory?
What aro ou going to do nbout lt
Do ou Intend to sit still nnd HE
GOVUUNED Into oxlstonco ns n pos
session whose destiny is in tho hands
of ono or two men? (
Or is It tho purpose of tho pcoplo
to impress tho governing authority
that they aio at least entitled to a
The Bulletin will not be issued
on Christmas Day Friday.
These and other HOLIDAY GOODS at
Thrum's Book Store
We beg to call attention to our
Large New Stook of
Service Plates and
Cups and Saucers
These good were selected with great care and com
prise the very best in the art of China Decoration.,
Sold singly or by the dozen.
H. F. WICHMAN & CO., Ltd.,
This is a big bright busy store never sleeping but always for
ward marching. . '
Never before have we made such a handsome display of
Enameled Iron Beds
AS WE ARE SHOWING AT PRE8ENT.
Every one is far removed from the commonplace. The
designs are different; the values are different, and our service is
different than you will find in the ordinary store.
To show you how different and better our values arc, we ask
that you take note of the following prices:
It has large pillars, bent top tubes. bras spindles and both
bent and straight filling rods. The height of head is 5ft. 2in and
is enameled in white, blue, or green,
Coyne Furniture Co., Ltd.
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